Hayate no Gotoku!!

Hayate the Combat Butler!!

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Alternative Titles

English: Hayate the Combat Butler!!
Synonyms: Hayate the Combat Butler Season 2
Japanese: ハヤテのごとく!!


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2009 to Sep 19, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:23 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Themes: HaremHarem, ParodyParody
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.711 (scored by 5127651,276 users)
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Ranked: #10272
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Popularity: #1517
Members: 105,068
Favorites: 469

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Hayate Ayasaki's misfortune continues to hand him the short end of the stick. Now settled into his routine at the Sanzenins' mansion and Hakuou Academy, the butler continues to work as hard as ever in caring for his young mistress Nagi while studying the school's grueling curriculum—all on top of trying his best to survive the multitude of troubles that life relentlessly pushes onto him.

The unintentional chick magnet's life is far from quiet, forced to deal not only with Nagi's yet unnoticed infatuation with him, but also the evergrowing string of accidentally seduced girls—most notably, the exceptionally plain Ayumu Nishizawa, a friend of his before he became a butler, and the diligent Hinagiku Katsura, Hakuou's student council president. While one struggles to gain his affection and the other desperately tries to deny her own, both the girls are going to make the boy's life a little more complicated than it already is.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director
Jinbo, Masato
Episode Director


Opening Theme

#1: "Wonder Wind" by ELISA (eps 1-17)
#2: "daily-daily Dream!!" by KOTOKO (eps 18-25)

Ending Theme

#1: "Honjitsu, Mankai Watashi Iro! (本日、満開ワタシ色!)" by Katsura Hinagiku with Hakuou Academy Student Council Trio starring Itou Shizuka with Yahagi Sayuri & Nakao Eri & Asano Masumi (eps 1-17)
#2: "Karakoi ~Dakara Shoujo wa Koi wo Suru~ (カラコイ~だから少女は恋をする~)" by Kugimiya Rie and Shiraishi Ryoko (eps 18-24)
#3: "Wonder Wind" by ELISA (ep 25)

Sep 20, 2009
game8910 (All reviews)
Hayate no Gotoku! (or Hayate the Combat Butler if you prefer) is a manga created by Kenjiro Hata which is currently still ongoing. It has already received an anime adaptation by SynergySP which ran for an impressive full year with 52 episodes. A year later, and under a new animation studio, Hayate no Gotoku!! is the sequel to the popular parody-comedy, romance series.

+ As a parody-comedy there isnt really much of a plot, however this season is a near perfect adaptation from the original manga.
+ Completely ignores the filler material from season 1 and starts off from where last season derailred. (Ep 25 season 1)
+ read more
Nov 17, 2009
Saintly (All reviews)
Hayate no Gotoku - you've been a long road for me: 75 episodes is no easy task for a 12 to 24-episode convert. (76 including the 30 minute OVA.)

Down to brass tax: the story has, outright, abandoned the "Hayate owes 150 million yen" arch. True, it keeps him as the butler to Nagi, but, compared to the first season, it's not the driving factor - the relationships are now.

If you saw the prequel to the second season, the OVA, you would have been slightly shocked with, not only with the art style, but with the more relationship-oriented season that is to come. For read more
Jun 6, 2009
holicisms (All reviews)
Hayate no Gotoku!! is a unique parody and slice of life series that mainly focuses on the relationships between characters. It features some of the funniest and most ridiculous characters that one could find, which is the primary reason it is so entertaining.

I for one am very proud of J.C. Staff for sticking to the source material. While at times an episode could seem rigid and have poor flow from the first half to the next, seeing chapters from the manga coming to be animated brings a feeling of joy.

The art however leaves something to be desired. The change of color and designs read more
Dec 7, 2009
Alberio (All reviews)
"Hayate no Gotoku", season two is definitely a graphical improvement on the first. I'm not saying that the animation from season 1 is bad, I'm just saying that the new animation is an upgrade from the original.

...Anyhow, the second season is more of the hilarious fun that we know and love. All the characters have returned with full force, bringing with them more aspects of their personalities which were seen in the manga version. A definite plus in my opinion.

This time the focus isn't set as much on Hayate's debt as it is the slight romace that goes on between the characters (though Hayate read more

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